Recently, I read Prof Tommy Koh’s opinion piece “There is a difference between sin and a crime“. The issue was regarding whether to repeal Section 377A. He pointed out that we needed to make rational decisions, based on “facts, science and reason“. He went on to share that WHO has long deleted homosexuality from the list of Diagnostic and Statistical …
This piece is written based on the experience I have had teaching countless of students over the years. How is it that some highly intelligent students from RI and HCI could only score Cs? How is it that less intelligent students from YJC and MI could score better?
There are many. Firstly, learning economics enables one to acquire critical thinking and evaluation skills. Many examination questions require significant analysis and the ability to explore various angles to an issue. Higher order thinking skills are required.
Unlike other subjects which students have been studying and building foundation over the years, economics is a very new subject for most students and there are many new concepts which students have to learn and understand in a short span of 2 years. This is in contrast with other science and humanities subjects.